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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:40 PM
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Coming Soon! (after Saddam's hangin').....Another season of "24"
....Where EVERYBODY gets tortured! Co-workers! Friends! Relatives! Everybody gets fucking tortured!

It's the new American pastime! TORTURE and KILLING and EXECUTIONS!

We can't get enough.....must have more blood......more torture......more killing.....

We suck!

We really do! :crazy:
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:45 PM
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1. We *don't* suck
the lying criminals still running this country until January, however, most certainly do.

Mr. Reid, Ms. Pelosi, you've got a ton of work to do and not much time to do it.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:45 PM
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2. {Hangs head in shame} I like '24'... a lot. Saddam? Not so much. nt
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:45 PM
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3. I hear you, my friend. I feel sick. Even CSI & Law & Order sicken me these days.
They just seem to reflect our culture's entertainment fantasies of manufactured aggression, pain & death. It's just too much blood lust.

The execution of the head of state of a sovereign nation - I'm sure we'll see some "art reflecting life" episode on that next fall.

:popcorn: :puke:
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Lurking Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:47 PM
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4. How is that any different than Hamlet?
It was ever thus.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:56 PM
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7. Ah - my favorite Shakespearean drama. Funny you should ask....
Hamlet (the work of art) was NEVER concerned with fetishistic glorification of torture of the body, pain, suffering, death and physical gruesomeness as the above mentioned TV shows are.

Hamlet (the work) is so much deeper than that - it is about the human condition reflected in the RELATIONSHIPS between people: existentialism, jealousy, suspicion, self-doubt, incest, mental illness, guilt, anger, shame, disgust, betrayal, loyalty, etc., etc.

This things are NOWHERE NEAR the same, they are incomparable.

"To be or not to be"
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:50 PM
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5. I like "24". It's called fiction.
The torture, killing and executions the bush administration has been doing is unfortunately real life.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:54 PM
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6. Its called de-sensitizing..
I watch the crap too, BTW.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:00 PM
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9. and normalization. Kinda like how talk-radio hate spew is A-OK these days too.
I'm not knocking anyone's TV choices, I like some weird stuff myself, but all the preoccupation with torture, blood lust, killing and death is really getting to be too much for me.

It's like a virtual Roman Colosseum in my living room - gross.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:58 PM
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8. My favorite show.
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